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Gun measures may be in jeopardy in Congress

Posted By admin On April 2, 2013 @ 9:32 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

Philip Rucker and Ed O’Keefe
Washington Post [1]
April 3, 2013

Gun-control measures that seemed destined to become law after the school shootings in Newtown, Conn., are in jeopardy amid a fierce lobbying campaign by firearms advocates.

Despite months of negotiations, key senators have been unable to find a workable plan for near-universal background checks on gun purchases — an idea that polls show nine in 10 Americans support.

Another provision that garnered bipartisan support — making gun trafficking a federal crime — could be gutted if Republican lawmakers accept new language being circulated by the National Rifle Association.

The failure of those two measures would be a major setback for the White House and its allies, who have acknowledged that two other proposals [2] — bans on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines — are not politically viable.

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[1] Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/firearms-advocates-target-gun-control-measures/2013/04/01/07d3a29a-9afa-11e2-9a79-eb5280c81c63_story.html

[2] acknowledged that two other proposals: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/assault-weapons-ban-likely-wont-be-included-in-senate-gun-bill/2013/03/19/86c2de14-90bd-11e2-bdea-e32ad90da239_story_1.html

[3] NRA says it has support in Congress to block ban on assault weapons: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nra-says-it-has-support-in-congress-to-block-ban-on-assault-weapons.html

[4] Obama presses Congress to vote on gun-control measures: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-presses-congress-to-vote-on-gun-control-measures.html

[5] Spanish Voters Will Force The Government To Dissolve Before Major Austerity Measures Can Be Passed: http://www.prisonplanet.com/spanish-voters-will-force-the-government-to-dissolve-before-major-austerity-measures-can-be-passed.html

[6] Gibbs suggests climate measures could be added to Senate bill: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gibbs-suggests-climate-measures-could-be-added-to-senate-bill.html

[7] TSA head in for grilling on security measures: http://www.prisonplanet.com/tsa-head-in-for-grilling-on-security-measures.html

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